Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Hootenanny!

It's high time I blogged about something I love besides Isobel and Jude. I do love lots of other things, you know. One of them is BREAKFAST:

That there's some good eatin'. The bigger dish holds what my family calls German Pancakes, but I've also heard it called Oven Pancakes or Hootenanny. I'm not going to lie... there may have been times in my life when I've eaten a whole pan all by myself. And you know why it's so good? Because that liquid pooling on the top is BUTTER.
The stuff in the little container is delicious Lemon Curd, which is served atop the German Pancakes for a party-in-your-mouth combination. So, without further ado, here are the recipes for both!

German Pancakes
(from Karen Little)
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup evaporated milk
1/8 tsp salt
4 eggs
Preheat oven to 425 F. Put the butter in a 10-inch square pan and put it in the oven until the butter is melted. [I've been using an 8" square because that's what I have and it works.]
Combine the flour, evaporated milk, and salt and mix well. Add the eggs one at a time, whipping with a wire whisk after each addition. When the butter is melted, add the batter to the pan and return it to the oven. Bake for about 15-20 minutes, or until it's puffy and golden-brown and the only liquid is that glorious butter. This recipe can be doubled and made in a 9x13 pan.

Lemon Curd
(from Cheryl Meibos)
4 lemons (4-5 tsp. grated lemon peel and 2/3 c. fresh lemon juice)
5 eggs
1 1/4 cups sugar
1/2 cup butter, melted
In a stovetop pan, combine peel, juice, eggs, and sugar; whirl until smooth. Gradually add in melted butter. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, for about 5 minutes or until mixture bubbles and begins to thicken. Remove from heat. Ladle into jars [I used tupperware] and fill 1/4 inch from the top. Store in fridge no more than 3 months. Can be frozen. Makes approximately 24 oz.

Mini Farrah Fawcett here ate two helpings of German Pancakes this morning. That's really saying something, since we're talking about the girl who doesn't eat. And, just for good measure, here's a picture of Jude looking cute:

(His eyes are turning brown! And a few days ago I heard for the first time that he looks like me. :)

7 comments:

Whistler said...

hey, this is one of my favorites too. :-)

Claire Cramer said...

I totally think he looks like you!

Missy said...

I grew up eating German pancakes, often for breakfast, sometimes for dinner. :) I've never had them with lemon curd, though. I love lemon so very, very much that I think if I put lemon curd on a German pancake the pleasure might kill me.

Rebecca said...

Cheers for anything with butter! I would love to hear other food/recipe favorites from you--one of my favorite topics.

Andrea said...

Oh yeah, love german pancakes. We make 'em with soy milk. :-)

the sleepy time gal said...

i'm so happy to see german pancakes again! i want some right now! and jude is looking amazingly grown up!!!
that thank you is still on my counter waiting for me to find a stamp, darn it.

sewshesews said...

Oh yum with the lemon sauce! I will have to try that! I put Jude's picture on flickr and he is quite popular :) Hope you don't mine.

xoxo

Jaime
p.s. Aaron tells me Brooke is in town tonight! Wish you were here too!